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Multiple Origins for the Surname Roan


Irish


The surname Roan is derived from the Gaelic Ó Ruadháin.

Roan Early Origins



The surname Roan was first found in East Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they were a sept of the Ui Maine. Perhaps the first on record is Felix O'Ruadhain, Archbishop of Tuam, and an Irish prelate at the Lateran Council in Rome in 1215.

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Roan Spelling Variations


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Roan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roan, Rohan, Roohan, Ruane, Ruane, O Rouine, Rogan, O Rogan, Rowan and many more.

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Roan Early History


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Roan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roan research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1564, 1751, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Roan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roan In Ireland


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Roan In Ireland



Some of the Roan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 34 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew Roan, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Roan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Roan settled with her husband in Georgia in 1733
  • George Roan settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Johannes Jerick Roan, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Martin Roan, who landed in New Jersey in 1762
  • Charles Martin Roan, who arrived in New Jersey in 1762
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Roan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Roan, who landed in Massachusetts in 1812
  • William Roan, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roan (post 1700)



  • Michael Phillip Roan (b. 1972), retired American NFL football tight end
  • Oscar Bennie Roan III (b. 1951), retired American NFL football tight end
  • Paul Roan, American Democrat politician, Member of Oklahoma State House of Representatives 20th District; Elected 2002
  • Nathaniel M. Roan, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from North Carolina, 1839
  • Gary Lee Roan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996
  • Private First Class Charles Howard Roan (1923-1944), United States Marine, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944, eponym of the USS Charles H. Roan (DD-853)

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Roan Historic Events


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Roan Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Esther  Roan (1865-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Ronald P Roan, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cresco per crucem
Motto Translation: I increase by the cross


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Roan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Roan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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